Standard Owner Benchmark - BONSUCRO

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Bonsucro is a global non-profit organization that promotes sustainable practices in the sugarcane industry. Its primary objective is to advance the sustainability of sugarcane production and processing, ensuring social, environmental, and economic benefits for all stakeholders involved.

Bonsucro was founded in 2008 as an initiative to address the environmental and social challenges associated with sugarcane production, including deforestation, water pollution, and labor rights issues. It has since developed into a leading certification program and platform for driving sustainability in the sugarcane sector.

The organization operates through a multi-stakeholder approach, bringing together stakeholders from various sectors, including sugarcane farmers, processors, retailers, NGOs, and other interested parties. By engaging all these stakeholders, Bonsucro aims to create a shared understanding and commitment towards sustainable sugarcane production.

Bonsucro offers a comprehensive certification program that sets standards for sustainable sugarcane production. Sugarcane farmers and mills can undergo an audit process to achieve Bonsucro certification, which verifies that they meet the organization's criteria for environmental responsibility, social fairness, and economic viability. The certification provides assurance to buyers and consumers that the sugarcane used in the production of sugar, ethanol, or other sugarcane-derived products has been produced sustainably.

In addition to certification, Bonsucro provides training, capacity building, and knowledge sharing opportunities to help sugarcane producers and other stakeholders improve their sustainability performance. The organization collaborates with members and partners to develop best practices, share research findings, and advocate for policy changes that support sustainability in the sugarcane sector.

Through its work, Bonsucro aims to drive positive change in the sugarcane industry, promoting environmental conservation, social responsibility, and economic viability. By providing a credible certification program and facilitating collaboration among stakeholders, Bonsucro contributes to the transformation of the sugarcane sector towards more sustainable practices.

Overall, Bonsucro plays a vital role in advancing sustainability in the sugarcane industry, promoting responsible production, and supporting the well-being of communities and ecosystems impacted by sugarcane cultivation.

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This is a benchmark to help companies understand which standards should be part of a sustainable procurement plan. Further, the benchmark allows standard setting schemes, i.e. "Standard Owners", to benchmark their performance versus industry peers.